Tigers Eye

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Firstly lets talk about the things associated with tigers eye. When it comes to deities this crystal is associated with Ra, Sekhmet, and Durga. It is associated with the sacral and navel chakra. It has ties to both the element of fire and earth. It is connected to the sun which makes this card really great during any summer sabbats or just to connect with the sun or summer as a whole.

Tigers eye has many uses. One of these uses to bring good fortune and luck into your life. It helps bring in a steady flow of income. If you are starting up your own business, or are in the business field in general, this is a great stone for you due to it’s connections with good fortune and money.

Tigers eye is great for encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and grow as an individual. It can help you grow artistically, creatively, and with your physical abilities. It can also encourage you to try new things. If you need some personal support for staying determined and to overcome your fears during exams, competitions, any public speaking, selling your goods, or anything of the like, this is the stone for you.

If you are going someone new and need some help with your insight and perception then you can wear this stone to help you. It helps keep your mind and eyes sharp,I and helps you stay detail focused. If you are going through a crisis this is a great crystal to have on hand as it can help you feel more confident about your decision making.

Tiger’s eye is a fantastic crystal for self improvement. It helps with your will power, emotional stability, and your energy levels. It can help you with weight loss as it helps kick out the cravings you have for bad food and can help you stay away from binge eating. It can also be a great support if you’re trying to quite smoking, or any other drugs or alcohol. If you struggle with anxiety over feelings of isolation or inadequacy then tigers eye can help you as well.

Tiger’s eye is also great for balance. It can help ease tensions in family struggles or in any relationship where difference in opinion seems to be sparking conflict. This crystal brings harmony to those around it who have different viewpoints, religious beliefs, or just different approaches to life as a whole.

When it comes to Magickal workings tigers eye is great for any divination readings that have to do with money making endeavors. It is also great to protect you from psychic attacks. You can also use it to ground yourself before doing any magickal or ritual workings.

Thanks for checking out today’s post! What do you use tigers eye for? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you have for me. Make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and upload videos you youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

Weekly Tarot Reading: Let Your Soul Shine (Summer Solstice spread)

Hi everyone! I thought since Friday is going to be Litha we would do a little tarot spread that embodies the holiday. This spread is going to give you some insight on how you can be the best you you can be this summer.

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The Tarot Spread

I actually enjoyed this spread so much that I was compelled to do it for my partner too. I have pulled the cards already but am writing this before I get the chance to really analyze the cards and get his message. I’m very excited.

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These are the cards I pulled for myself

Card 1: You as you are now (knight of cups reversed)

This card essentially was telling me that I allow my emotions to control my life more than I should. That I am overly jealous, emotional, and/or moody. I also jump to conclusions too fast.

I can definitely say that all of the above is true and it is something I really am trying to work on but I am not sure how honestly.

Card 2: What’s keeping you from being your best? (Ace of wands reversed)

This card talks a lot about going through trials and tribulations. That I feel I have no direction which is causing a lack of inspiration and motivation. Essentially I am just in a slump. I don’t seem to be excited to reach my goals and I am feeling weighed down by current commitments and responsibilities.

As you all know my life has just been bonkers lately and it still hasn’t stopped being bonkers. More and more things keep coming up. So that part seems pretty true. My lack of inspiration and motivation is actually so extreme that is seems to cause problems in my relationship with my partner. Honestly it is a mental health issue that I know needs fixed but once again I don’t know how. As for feeling weighed down by commitments and responsibilities it is a double edged sword. I work all day, then I come home and I am either, editing videos, uploading videos, or writing blog posts. I do a lot and it is super exhausting. However I am so proud of myself and what I have accomplished with this blog and my channel in such a short amount of time and I really don’t what to stop. So I need to learn how to balance out my schedule better.

Card 3: How to overcome it (The lovers)

Essentially this card to me was telling me to let my partner take care of me more. Sure I tell him what is upsetting me and I talk to him about stuff. But I very rarely let him see me breakdown. And especially these last 2-3 months I’ve totally broken down a lot and he’s seen me do that maybe once or twice. I don’t like to let him see me a mess or anyone else for that matter. However this card serves as a reminder to me that he can handle the mess that is me. And by me not letting him fulling in to what I am experiencing emotionally I am hindering myself.

Card 4: How you can work towards your goals (Ten of Pentacles)

I am very bad at making long term goals. I like immediate satisfaction and anything that doesn’t provide that I often drop. That is one reason why my partner is so surprised that I am still writing this blog. I have not become a superstar overnight and am still nowhere close to achieving that stardom. To go along with that most of my goals that I have for my blog and my channel are short term goals since I do enjoy that instant gratification. For instance I made a goal for the month of June to get 50 subscribers on my youtube channel. When I made this goal I already had 49 subscribers. I now have 53 subscribers which is obviously surpassed my very easy goals. I get nervous to make long term goals as I am afraid I will never accomplish them and in the end let myself (and possibly others) down. However this card is telling me I need to do just that. More of my goals will be met if I actually set those long term goals I fear.

Card 5: How you can care for yourself (Two of Swords reversed)

I have this tendency of getting into these stalemate like situations where I just need to make a choice but neither seem good so I just don’t chose. I like to think that if I pretend the issue doesn’t exist that it’ll go away. Newsflash! The situation doesn’t go away. Surprising right? This card is telling me to simply start making choices so my stress can go away.

Card 6: How you can care for others (Seven of wands reversed)

As I kinda said early when talking about my partner, I need to start letting my walls down. I tend to come across as aggressive when I am protecting myself and it damages my relationships with others. This card seems to be saying once I take care of myself, let myself be more vulnerable and learn to protect myself less aggressively, caring for others should fall into place naturally.

Card 7: How you can care for the world (Four of Pentacles)

This card is one I had a hard time interpreting today. From what I could gather it is reminding me not to become to materialistic. It also seems to be saying that in order to care for the world I need to take more risks.

 

This is all I have today! Let me know what you think of this spread, along with anything you think I missed, any other thoughts, or questions you have down below. Make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

Bonfire Litha Ritual

Hi everyone! Today I thought I would make a post to our Book of Shadows for Litha. I don’t know about you but I love bonfires so I feel like this is the perfect ritual for me and hopefully for you too! I got this ritual from https://www.learnreligions.com/hold-a-midsummer-nights-fire-ritual-2562239

Prep work

  1. Cast your circle however you prefer to do it.
  2. Prepare the wood for a fire, without lighting it yet.
  3. Meditate/ground yourself
  4. Call upon whoever you would like to invite to your ritual

The Ritual

Say either to yourself or out loud:

Today, to celebrate Midsummer, I honor the Earth itself. I am surrounded by tall trees. There is a clear sky above me and cool dirt beneath me, and I am connected to all three. I light this fire as the Ancients did so long ago.

 

At this point, start your fire. Say:

The Wheel of the Year has turned once more
The light has grown for six long months
Until today.

Today is Litha, called Alban Heruin by my ancestors.
A time for celebration.
Tomorrow the light will begin to fade
As the Wheel of the Year
Turns on and ever on.

 

Turn to the East, and say:

From the east comes the wind,
Cool and clear.
It brings new seeds to the garden
Bees to the pollen
And birds to the trees.

 

Turn to face the South, and say:

The sun rises high in the summer sky
And lights our way even into the night
Today the sun casts three rays
The light of fire upon the land, the sea, and the heavens

 

Turn to face West, saying:

From the west, the mist rolls in
Bringing rain and fog
The life-giving water without which
We would cease to be.

 

Finally, turn to the North, and say:

Beneath my feet is the Earth,
Soil dark and fertile
The womb in which life begins
And will later die, then return anew.

 

Build up the fire even more, so that you have a good strong blaze going.

 

If you wish to make an offering to the gods, now is the time to do it. For this sample, we’re including the use of a triple goddess in the invocation, but this is where you should substitute the names of the deities of your personal tradition.

 

Say:

Alban Heruin is a time of rededication
To the gods.
 The triple goddess watches over me.
She is known by many names.
She is the Morrighan, Brighid, and Cerridwen.
She is the washer at the ford,
She is the guardian of the hearth,
She is the one who stirs the cauldron of inspiration.

 

I give honor to You, O mighty ones,
By all your names, known and unknown.
Bless me with Your wisdom
And give life and abundance to me
As the sun gives life and abundance to the Earth.

 

I make this offering to you
To show my allegiance
To show my honor
To show my dedication
To You.

 

Cast your offering into fire. Conclude the ritual by saying:

Today, at Litha, I celebrate the life
And love of the gods
And of the Earth and Sun.

 

Take a few moments to reflect upon what you have offered, and what the gifts of the gods mean to you. When you are ready, if you have cast a circle, dismantle it or dismiss the quarters at this time. Allow your fire to go out on its own.

That is all for today’s video! I hope you enjoyed! What are you going to do to celebrate Litha? Let me know down below in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you may have. Also, make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

Wheel of the Year: Litha

So tomorrow is Litha/Midsummer/Summer Solstice so now is a better time than any to talk about what Litha is and what we do to celebrate!

So Litha is celebrated on the summer solstice of each year which is June 21st. This day is the opposite of Yule and celebrates the longest day of the year. On this day the sun god is at his peak and is at his strongest. The Goddess is very pregnant at this point which can be seen in our fields and gardens as crops are in the midst of growing. And while we are excited about the strength of the god and the pregnancy of the goddess we are sad because after this day the god will only become weaker until his death on Samhain.

Some ways to celebrate on this day are to light a bonfire in tribute of the sun god, place an offering in a body of water to encourage water supply to the thirsty crops, watch the litha sunrise and sunset, charge your crystals in the magickal energy of the sun, create a magick wand, leap the bonfire for luck and health in the coming year, wear a crown of flowers in your hair. Now is also a great time to try and see the fae. Keep an eye out especially around your garden. This is a traditional time to either dedicate yourself the god and goddess or to renew your vows to them.

Now is a good time to celebrate deities such as these:

Father Gods and Mother Goddesses, Pregnant Goddesses and Sun Deities. Particular emphasis might be placed on the Goddesses Aphrodite, Astarte, Freya, Hathor, Ishtar, Venus and other Goddesses who preside over love, passion and beauty. Other Litha deities include Athena, Artemis, Dana, Kali, Isis, Juno, Apollo, Dagda, Gwydion, Helios, Llew, Oak Holly King, Lugh, Ra, Sol, Zeus, Prometheus, Ares, Mother Earth, Father Sun, the fey, fairy folkand Thor.

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And as I always say on any sabbat it is customary to perform a ritual (Midsummer/Litha Ritual), go for a nature walk, eat food in season, do divination and/or magick for healing, growth, empowerment, and love.

Thanks for reading! What are you going to do to celebrate this Litha? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you may have. Also don’t forget to follow me here and on twitter to get notifications when I post! I hope you have a lovely Litha! Until next time, Merry Meet and Blessed Be.